Electronics recycling programs at ISRI 2013

ISRI CONVENTION PROGRAM – Electronics Recycling Program Finalized

The annual ISRI Convention and Exposition will be held on April 9-13 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. As in the past, there will be an extensive program track on electronics recycling – the Electronics Recycling SUMMIT® – 2013

Following is an outline of the program.



Educational Program – 2 Short Courses

  • 8:00AM-12:00PM: Electronics Recycling Fundamentals – what you need to know

Course Description: This short course is designed for those getting involved or interested in electronics recycling. It is intended to provide an overview of the industry and key factors that affect it – including materials processing, reuse, and responsible recycling practices.

  • 1:00-5:00PM: R2/RIOS-Certified Electronics Recycler™Promoting value & pushing the evolution of the industry

Course Description: This short course is designed for those interested in certification but who have not yet gone through the process. It will include tutorials on the R2 and RIOS standards – including pending changes – as well as how to prepare for certification. And it will provide perspectives on the importance and value of certification from OEMs, Recyclers and Refurbishers.


  • 10:00-11:15AM: Kick-off to the Electronics Recycling SUMMIT® Program

Session Description: This initial session of the electronics recycling track for the ISRI Convention program includes an overview of the ISRI Electronics Division and the program track – as well as 2 special presentations on the “Electronics Recycling Market Outlook” – including “Precious Metals” and the first release of the results of the USITC study on “Exports”.

  • 11:30AM-12:15PM: Spotlight on Electronics

Session Description: This year’s Spotlight on Electronics is a special panel of venture capitalists on “Venture Capital Perspectives on the Electronics Recycling Industry” – with a focus on industry M&A and consolidation activities, considerations and outlook. It addresses the question – why invest in the electronics recycling industry?

  • 2:00-3:15PM: How Electronics Recyclers Handle Problem Materials Responsibly

Session Description: There are a number of materials in electronics equipment that present problems and challenges for a recycler – because of the potential hazards, regulations and costs involved. This session will address the proper handling and processing alternatives available for CRT glass, batteries and mercury-containing devices.





  • 10:00-11:15AM: U.S. – Global Summit on Electronics Recycling

Developed with the U.S. Department of Commerce

Session Description: The U.S.-Global Summit on Electronics Recycling is comprised of a panel of international experts who will provide perspectives, updates and outlooks on electronics recycling regulations and programs in their countries – including Brazil, India and China.

  • 11:30AM-12:45PM: Maximizing Value in Electronics Recycling

Session Description: This session will introduce new processing technologies, methodologies and best practices in electronics recycling – including hydrometallurgical precious metals refining, optimizing reuse and plastics recycling.


For more information on the convention, including registration and reservations, go to the convention website at: http://www.isriconvention.org/